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Gambia closes pro-opposition newspaper
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Gambia closes pro-opposition newspaper

Gambian authorities have shutdown the country’s oldest newspaper professedly belonging to its defeated iron-fist ruler, Yahya Jammeh. According to the Gambia Revenue Authority, The Daily Observer Newspaper owes at least D17 million dalasis ($425,000 dollars) in taxes. Revenue officers entered the newspaper’s office outside the capital, Banjul and ordered them […]

Barrow’s cabinet reviews budget, development blueprint
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Barrow’s cabinet reviews budget, development blueprint

The Barrow Administration has reviewed the country’s 2017 budget and the long-awaited National Action Plan, which pro-democracy campaigners say is long overdue. The Barrow government has come under pressure to release its development blueprint but acting Vice President Fatoumata Tambajang called for patience. President Barrow took over the country from […]

Gambia drags Chinese fishing firm to court
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Gambia drags Chinese fishing firm to court

A Chinese fishing company accused of polluting the beaches of a small village in southwestern Gambia has been dragged to court by the West African nation’s environmental agency. According to local residents, Golden Lead Factory is illegally dumping fish and using an underground pipe to dispose fish waste into the […]

Gambia releases legal advisor to intelligence chief
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Gambia releases legal advisor to intelligence chief

Gambia has released Baboucarr Badjie, the legal advisor to the country’s intelligence chief after a report on the state of the agency was leaked. Badjie was released on bail on Monday, his lawyer said. Authorities asked for D50,000 dalasis ($1,250 dollars). Chief of the State Intelligence Services, Ousman Sowe ordered […]